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You can disable live update for each tile by right-clicking it and choosing "Turn live tile off":


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If you are running Windows 10 Pro, the first thing to check is that the Start Layout group policy setting is not set under Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar. This setting is under both User Configuration and Computer Configuration. The actual problem for me was caused by changing the timezone. Since this was a new install of Windows, and now ...


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If you go to: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.windowsphoto_[random characters]\LocalState\ you'll find cached copies LargeTile?.jpg and SmallTile?.jpg Delete the images you don't want (or replace them with ones you do want) then go to the start screen, turn off the live tile then turn it back on again. Hope that helps. Credits: Technet ...


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WARNING: The script runs without confirmation and feedback. It worked for me (see PS2), but I don't know if it would work for everybody. From this and this, I made the following script, which did the thing for me: (New-Object -Com Shell.Application). NameSpace('shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}'). Items() | %{ $_.Verbs() } | ?{$_....


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In the interface, you do not have an option to change a live tile’s update frequency. There might be some registry hack to do it. An easier way would be: To turn off individual tiles, right-click the tile on the Metro startpage, and select the turn live tile off option on the bottom toolbar. (Reference)


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It's actually pretty easy. Groups are created by dragging an icon in between two other groups (drag up to start the move on tablets): Simply organize your icons into the groups that you want. If you're looking to make the icons smaller you can do that by right-clicking (press and hold or swipe down on tablets) on the icon and select Smaller: Finally to ...


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If you don't want to do this on a per-app basis, you can disable Live Tile notifications, Toast messages, and communications with the Windows Push Notification Service in the following Local Group Policy branch: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Task Bar\Notifications


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No, the use of live tiles on the desktop is not allowed (a new policy), but you can Snap Windows 8-style apps. Maybe this can help if you're looking into multitasking.


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To create a shortcut to a file in Windows 8's new Tiles, simply go to Windows Explorer, right-click your file, and click Pin to Start.


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Apparently the photos are selected from your library by some criteria that includes recentness, You can set one specific photo by bringing up the picture to being full screen, then bring up the app command bar( ctrl - Z , and selecting 'set as app tile'. Source: Tom's Hardware As is there's no obvious way to select folders, so I'd guess the solution would ...


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Yes it is (for groups at least), see here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zxue/archive/2012/03/07/win8-howto-10-customize-metro-ui-app-tiles-and-groups.aspx It looks to be as simple as clicking and dragging, either from a group to another, or to create a group from a group to a new area / empty space. You can also re-order groups by zooming out (e.g. hold Ctrl ...


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Follow these steps: Open the Start Screen. If you are using a tablet, press two fingers on the screen and move them towards each other. Or, if you are using a mouse, click at the extreme bottom-right corner. If you are using a tablet, press the group of tiles and move your finger a bit down. Or, if you are using a mouse then right-click the group of tiles....


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Deleting the "tile" jpgs didn't work! The images must be held in some database somewhere. The way I found to clear the tile of deleted pictures is as follows: In the Start screen swipe the mouse cursor/track pad in from the right (or move it to the bottom right corner) to display the "Charms menu". (Note this MUST be done on the "menu" Start screen, as ...


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You can right click the tile and make it Larger or Smaller. Generally speaking, the larger, rectangular tile provides more information while the smaller, square version is less verbose. To do so, select the tile and then choose Larger (or Smaller) from the app bar.


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There are ways to switch the default audio device. However, because there is no published API for this, the techniques mostly involve hacks like trying to send keys, which is not very robust. The API is kept closed and undocumented to avoid hardware incompatibilities so that manufacturers don't fight over it like the default home page on a browser. However, ...


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No you can't do it. Live Tiles are a part of the Modern UI, which makes the difference between desktop and Modern UI. Maybe there's a third party tool that can do it, but I'm not aware of it yet.


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Yeah, you did it here. If you ever want to go back to the default behavior, you can do this by changing the "Shuffle photos on app tile" option under Settings, which is in the charm at the right hand side. It's a nice rule to remember that most of the times the settings at the bottom usually act upon the item in the application whereas the settings in the ...


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Deleting key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount helped me out Ive found more info in english here : https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-reset-windows-10-fall-creators-update-start-menu-and-clear-all-tiles-519699.shtml Basically its a tree thats responsible for live tile caching. Deleting ...


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As far as I know it can only be possible if you right click the app and click on "Turn live tile off". This shouldn't be a problem unless you have 100+ apps. Also doing it once will disable it until you right click the app again and choose to turn on the live tile.


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If you need a step-by-step guide, here's how-to add your folders. http://mecrunchy.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-specify-folder-for-windows-8.html


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I did A LOT of research right after I saw this. Unfortunately it is not easily possible to set a default size because the pinning of a tile is hard-coded to be Medium Size every time. It is from what I understand, impossible to do by normal means of accessible registry or settings without overriding the code. As you can see here on the Microsoft API ...


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You can create shortcuts to Modern UI apps. But it is not possible to place Live Tiles on the desktop.


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Right click on the Desktop, and select New->Shortcut. In the Create Shortcut Window that pops up, Browse and select the file whose shortcut you want to create. Finally right click on the created shortcut and select Pin to Start.


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Yes, Live tiles are "live." You can actually check for or disable live updating by right-clicking a tile, waiting for an options bar to slide in, and clicking "Turn live tile off" on an app-by-app basis. The weather app, mail app, and calendar app are quick examples of the automatic updating of Live Tiles.


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They will update without you looking. A good example of this is the Finance app where it will update the stock prices on its own.


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Right-click a live tile that disturbs you, and select "Turn Live Tile Off". That should make the tile static. Similarly, you can turn it on later, if you want. If there are tiles you don't need, you can just remove them from your Start screen. This will NOT remove the app, just the tile.


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This happens because you are using a 3rd party theme which doesn't support the new right click menu of KB2919355. Update the theme to a compatible version or switch back to the inbox theme of Windows 8.1.


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Two possible understanding of your question: If you want to have a shortcut to the web page pinned to start menu - that is possible. If you want to have information displayed on webpage to be shown on a dynamic live tile in start menu - that is not possible. It can be done only if you write/create Windows metro app that parses the data from webpage and ...


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An alternative to the method InterLinked suggested is to use PowerShell to remove the apps (this completely removes the app's, not just hides them). Get-AppXPackage | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage For more see this tutorial. http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-apps-uninstall-windows-10-a.html


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Easy way to do this is just delete the app. Go to the store app and reinstall it. It cleared my old profile picture. Remember first to delete the pictures from Facebook first or wherever its being fetched from or the pictures will be re fetched from the source.


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